October 5, 2015

October 2 Public Health Update

Breast Cancer awareness Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the U.S. In 2012, 224,147 women and 2,125 men in the U.S. […]
October 2, 2015

Air Watch Alert – NO OPEN BURNING

The Mesa County Health Department has issued a No Open Burning Air Watch Alert for Mesa County, including agricultural burns, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. […]
October 1, 2015

Take precautions when small game hunting to avoid getting sick

Small game season for several rabbits and hares, fox, pine squirrel and beavers begins October 1. These animals can carry tularemia, a bacterial infection that can […]
September 29, 2015

How is your heart?

Today is World Heart Day. How is your heart? Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world. […]
September 24, 2015

Connect with others, reduce risk of suicide

These chairs represent the community members Mesa County has lost to suicide in the last five years. Photo courtesy Logan McLennan Media Since 2010, 213 Mesa […]
September 15, 2015

Sept. 11 Public Health Update

REFRIGERATOR FOOD SAFETY Each year, one in six Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. Keeping your refrigerator safe for food can reduce your […]
September 10, 2015

Make healthy family habits to fight childhood obesity

One in three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and […]
September 9, 2015

September 4 Public Health Update

FALL OPEN BURNING SEASON Fall open burning season is underway through Oct. 31 in Mesa County. Residents need to purchase a permit to burn yard waste. […]
September 3, 2015

Plan for emergencies during National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, making it a great time to assess your emergency plan. Emergency and disaster tend to strike when we least expect them, […]
September 1, 2015

Open burning season underway through Oct. 31

Fall open burning season begins today and will run through Oct. 31. Many residents take advantage of the season to burn weeds, garden debris or other […]